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was how much we heard of a man named george w. bush. we made a big deal on this show about the fact that george w. bush was not going to the republican national convention. we noted it, everybody noted it. it seemed important. right? after leaving the country fighting two wars and in financial catastrophe, financial ruin four short years ago, mr. bush's party seemed not ready to embrace him or his legacy. and it is true that mr. bush did not go to the convention. he was not there in person. but it turned out he didn't really need to be there in person. his stamp was all over the place in tampa. beyond the glossy "he was a nice guy" video, substantively, george w. bush's foreign policy was the foreign policy of this republican convention. and apparently it is the foreign policy of the republican party's presidential nominee this year. mr. bush's brother, jeb, front paged his convention speech with a well-received defense/celebration of george w. bush foreign policy. >> my granddad, my grandfather and my father have been incredible role models for me and served our country honorably.
spending and cutting taxes is a mortal sin. >> wait a minute, george w. bush had a reputation for reaching across the i'aisle in texas as well and ha happened when he got to washington, complete polarization and gridlock as well. my question to you is if democrats come in and there's a republican president, and they say like mitch mcconnell, our priority is to get mitt romney voted out of office, which can mitt romney do that barack obama couldn't. >> mitt romney knows how to sit down with someone and analyze the problem and find the aspects of the problem that are common ground. the democrats like to criticize this guy for making a lot of money. you don't make a lot of money without knowing how to sit down with people who may not agree with you to start. but end up agreeing with you at the end and that's what mitt romney brings to the table. >> obviously governor romney wants to talk a lot about the economy, and just what you're talking about, who can turn it around. and yet there seem to be, they're not side issues because they're core demographic issues that are affecting the party. i t
at that fundraiser that i can link to the previous two republicans presidents, george w. bush or george h.w. bush when speaking about similar matters. can you find any connection between what george w. bush used to say about compassionate conservatism, what george h.w. bush used to say about thousand points of light? >> no. and it was those ideas that compassionate conservatism that drew independent conservatives like me at the time to the republican party. interestingly, in his response on fox yesterday when he was trying to walk all this back, he kept talking about those people. i never heard the words those people from george w. bush or george h.w. bush or ronald reagan or bill clinton. those are the kinds of things that cause some concern. >> let's listen to george w. bush in 2002 talking how he believes people, everyone really deserves a chance. >> we believe that everyone deserves a chance. that everyone has value. that no insignificant person was ever born. we believe that all are diminished when any are hopeless. we are one people, committed to building a single nation of justice and oppo
a new plan of attack. it's not subtle and it's ugly. and mitt romney doesn't want george w. bush anywhere near him. but going to the cayman islands to talk investments wasn't what he had in mind. the story of the day coming up. >>> all that, plus samuel l. jackson is reaching out to voters with an ad you'll want to see. this is "politicsnation" on msnbc. >> mitt romney a week ago they were ready to count the guy out and now he's bounced back and he's on a bus tour in ohio. he's been working very hard kissing babies and freeloaders. babies and freeloaders. facebook yet? the "politicsnation" conversation is going all day long. and today our fans had a lot to say about the romney harvesting comment. kalar says, he's never been a job creator. he's a profit harvester. our facebook family was happy about the voting in eye yeah. anthony says, go iowa. let's get this election going. we have a lot more on that first swing state to vote a little later in the program. we want to hear what you think, too. head over to facebook and search poins and like us "politicsnati and like us to keep th
is when then-president george w. bush ordered the u.s.-led invasion of iraq, march 2003. it was also the month when it was ordered that the flag-draped coffins of american service members killed abroad could not be photographed when those coffins got back to the united states. that change in policy under george w. bush was a source of anger and controversy. it is why coffins were sometimes used in anti-iraq war protests to visually represent those real caskets of americans killed in the war that the bush administration would not allow the country to see. the bush administration banned the media from showing those dignified transfer ceremonies as the invasion of iraq started in 2003. and they kept the policy in place throughout george w. bush's time in office. as the country waged two of the longest wars in our history. it was not until the new president replaced george w. bush that the ban was rescinded. on thursday, february 26th, 2009, just five weeks after president barack obama was inaugurated, the defense department lifted the ban and one week after the ban was lifted, the follo
society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> he was fantastic. president george w. bush was not present at the republican convention and was barely mentioned by anyone at the convention except briefly from his brother jeb who said it is time to cut him a break. let's listen to jeb on w. >> and my brother, well, i love my brother. he is a man of integrity, courage, and honor. and during incredibly challenging times, he kept us safe. so mr. president, it is time to stop blaming your predecessor for your failed economic policies. >> well, i always like to remind people that he didn't keep us safe. september 11th, 2001. >> there was that one time. >> it was after that he kept us safe. if a democrat had been president when we were hit on 9/11, the republican party would have had participating of such villainizing of the democrats it never would have anded. let's go to the broader question of how they treated the most recent chief executive. not much love for w., pure love for bill. >> i think they decided down in tampa that for every minute that george w. bush was mentioned l
in tampa that for every minute that george w. bush was mentioned let alone seen, they were going to drop that percentage in the polls. i mean, as you mentioned earlier, americans understand by and large, 60% of them, that barack obama inherited a serious set of problems from george w. bush. two wars that have cost up upwards of $2 trillion, $3 trillion, an economy that crashed and a gigantic debt that he had doubled while in office. >> it seems both parties want to remind us of that, but neither party wants to remind us of w. the democrats have given w. a break as a person, they only go after his record. your thoughts? >> well, my former boss, george w. bush has exited the political stage. he said once i'm out of politics, that's it. the democrats can run around and say, oh, they are trying to hide bush and stay off the scene because he's so unpopular, but that was the president's decision. the fact of the matter, chris, is that poor barack obama, oh obama inherited a mess, oh obama, all the troubles he's had, this man has been in office for three-and-a-half years. i'm tired of listening
from george w. bush. i mean, the economy fell off a complete cliff. we have not had an economic calamity corresponding to this since the great depression and it's really amazing that we are doing as well as we are doing given how far and how fast the economy fell in 2008 and it fell on george w. bush's watch and it fell because george w. bush was not watching. his regulators were not watching wall street. george w. bush himself was not watching his budget. you know, the federal reserve board was not doing its job. i mean, you had an administration in george w. bush that talk about letting the economy go into free-fall. that administration did it. and barack obama i think has done a very credible job in difficult circumstances getting the economy back on track. it's still not there, but it is moving in the right direction. >> grover, let me ask you a question. has any president in the history of the united states ever handed a bigger financial crisis over to the guy that followed him than george bush did? >> well, if you look at -- >> yes or no. >> yeah, sure. >> who? >> herbert
clinton, or george w. bush had to deal with because congress understood implicitly that that was an important thing to do to make sure we honored our debt and had very little to do with the current debt. we saw this last summer. that has got to be avoided. i believe -- >> on that point -- >> i believe we will come together during this lame duck session because they recognize the magnitude of this. some will be leaving congress. some will be leaving because they are going to retire. others involuntarily. i hope they understand the magnitude of what we're dealing with here. >> patty murray indicated that democrats are willing to go off the fiscal cliff to get republicans to been on raising taxes. is that your position as congress is scheduled to come back? >> i can understand why patty said that in frustration. our position continues to be "let's work together." let's demonstrate to the american people -- >> when you say let's work together, what are democrats going to can see? what are they going to give up? >> we have put forward a plan. we have put forward a budget
tonight. >> thanks, rev. >>>headheee hg tne campaign but when they told george w. bush to go away, they probably didn't mean go toll the cayman islands for an investment confence. >>> and hundreds and thousands voting today in iowa. it's a big day for this election. stay with us. >> this ithe memur era. protecting that fundamental right, not just for this election but for the next generation and generations to come. ♪ why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. a great clean doesn't have to taklong. i'm done. yhinking hat i'mi ♪ give me just a little more time ♪ okay. all right. oh! [ female announcer ] the 2-in-1 swiffer sweeper uses electrostatic dry cloths to clean better than a broom. and its wet mopping cloths can clean better than a mop in half theime so you don't miss a thing. mom, have you seen my - ey! hey! he did it. [ female announcer ] swiffer. better clean in half the time. or your money back. till you finish your vegetables. clock ticking ] [ me announcer ] there's a bett
took overor george w. bush in january of 2009. thasn ofne mattacks on e president. and now, it's off the table. romney isn't in a position where he can afford to lose any of his weapons. i think he's scrambling big-time. all the polls show that. on a personal note i can't wait for the debates. one of the lines bng used by reicrinohe conservatives is that mitt romney is just this great debater. i mean, he is a great debater. can somebody remind the american people, and i'll do it right now, that we have a smart guy on our side? president oba, let me remind you, is a fierce competitor. he will prepared. nohoisia he knows his accomplishments and he knows exactly where he wants to take this country. can you really say that about mitt romney? get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. night's question. can the president sustain this momentumor 40 days? tea" yteb" no to 622639. always go to our blog at and leave a comment. we're joined by florida congresswoman, debbie wasserman-schuz, chair of the democratic national commite. congressman, good to have you withs
the vote on november 6. we will ask george w. bush's chief of staff, andy card about how the narrative would be different if president bush was in office today. we have been hearing a lot about that some other news outlets today. why there was a potential cover-up on a terror attack on u.s. soil, where is the media on this? governor mitt romney spoke to a foreign-policy topic forum at valley college in california. it shows president obama leading in pennsylvania by more than a point. but that did not stop the governor from blasting the president for calling deadly turmoil around the muslim world, a bump in the road. >> i don't consider 20 or 30,000 people dying just a bump in the road. or a muslim brotherhood president in egypt a bump in the road. i don't consider the killing of our diplomats in libya as a bump in the road, and i sure as heck don't consider iran becoming nuclear, a bump in the road. we need someone who recognizes what is ahead and what is willing to be done as a leader. megyn: president obama continues his campaign again today. megyn: off to the critical swing state of
of americans still blame george w. bush for the current economic problems not the current president. 54% say that bush, that's "w," is responsible for today's problems. just 32% say president obama. i'm going to start with doug blink brinkley, the historian to look at this broad notion. it seems to me ronald reagan benefited later in his term and his second term from his economic decision making. you might argue bill clinton benefited from george herbert walker bush's decision making. there's always a time lag. can anybody honestly blame a president for the economic conditions in hiswhen do you be assess the effectiveness of the new policies as opposed to the policies he inherited? >> well, i think that moment usually comes when those presidents try to get re-elected. there's no way anybody can say we're worse off now than we were four years ago, as you have just delineated, chris. i mean, the country was going down the drain, people were talking about a great depression, there was a fear of stock market collapse. people were hoarding money. it's all changed, and the stimulus was a big part
was against it guy who couldn't be trusted to take over foreign policy from george w. bush. amazing as it sounds that republicans ran on foreign policy in the era of george w. bush, they certainly did. but now in the post-george w. bush era, republicans can do no such thing. yes, they are still using the military for a prop. they unveiled their vice presidential nominee by having him literally run out from a battleship as if he had just been in there swabbing the decks or something when they happened to hear his name called, i guess i better get out there. there was no mention of the war we are currently fighting from either republican nominee at their convention. no mention of the war. no real focus on foreign policy at all except some nonspecific chest pounding about new wars they might want to start maybe in iran, syria, maybe russia. but it's the democrats including a bellowing and aggressive john kerry who were the ones who sound like this at their convention now. >> he promised to focus like a laser on al qaeda. and he has. and our forces have eliminated more of its leadership
when asked what is the single most responsible thing for the recession? george w. bush. okay. don't be embarrassed to say george w. bush. i know there is a code that you don't talk about ex-presidents--no, no, he got us into this republican recession. are we better off than we were in the middle of that disastrous recession? of course we are. >> jennifer: they pushed back very hard on it today and yesterday, but it's such an easy question and it's such an easy answer, hell yes, of course. you talk to anyone at least from my state, we were in the middle of a meltdown. we were begging for help. in our unemployment offices alone we were getting 800,000 to 1 million unemployed folks a day. we had mass layoffs. we were in the middle of a complete meltdown. this is not a hard question at all. >> john: in rnc we saw amnesia a become an airborne virus for the fist time in history. what will voters forget. i want to see the democrats come out and say you know what, it's not why are we still blaming bush. why aren't these still doing it. i blame sylvester stallone for "rocky 5". >> al gore:
, the disputed election of 2000, won by george w. bush, even though al gore won half a million more votes. >> you get another situation like that, bingo bango, we got it. >> jeff: what cotty got in his home state is a law that would require new jersey to award the electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote no matter who wins the state. seven other states have passed laws to do the same thing. but the pact would take effect until their ranks double. the complaints, except for fund-raisers, the candidates don't campaign in roughly 40 of our 50 states. because they're not those all important swing states. visited over and over again. >> thank you so much, florida. >> hello, virginia. >> i need ohio to help me become the next president. >> we win colorado, i will get four more years. >> i think our founding fathers had it right. >> jeff: republican new jersey state representative allison says even though 62% of americans say they would support replacing the electoral college with a national popular vote, the current system ensures against big city domination. >> what i believe is that
election of 2000 won by george w. bush even though al gore won half a million more votes. >> you get another situation like that, bingo, we got it. >> what he got in his home state is a law that would require new jersey to award its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote no matter who wins the state. seven other states have passed laws to do the same thing but the pact wouldn't take effect until the ranks doubles. the complaint, the candidates don't campaign in roughly 40 of our 50 states because they are not those all-important swing states visited over and over again. >> thank you so much, florida. >> hello, virginia. >> i need ohio to help me become the next president. >> we win colorado i'll get four more years. >> our founding fathers had it right. >> republican new jersey state representative says even though 62% of americans say they support replacing the electoral college with a national popular vote the current system ensures against big city domination. >> what i believe is that you'll have large urban areas like los angeles and chicago determining the o
president george w. bush. he will be playing the role of joe biden in mock debates. congressman ryan and vice president biden will face off just one time three weeks from now. meanwhile, the obama campaign is out with a new ad today. it's a response to governor romney who has been asking americans if they are better off now than they were four years ago. >> here's where we are today. 30 months of private sector job growth. creating 4.6 million new jobs. we're not there yet, but the real question is whose plan is better for you. the president's plan asks millionaires to pay a little more, to help invest in a strong middle class. >> we'll have more on these stories coming up. president obama not on the campaign trail, but he has a busy week ahead of him. and you can read a lot into his eye continue rather. a trip to new york city and then a set of whirlwind stops through ohio, florida, virginia before hitting milwaukee at the end of the week. the first time he's going to wisconsin this election cycle. joining me now, dough sdchlt ominico. he enjoys the occasion al beer, but milwaukee,
of the jobs report. both sides have been reacting. the former deputy assistant to president george w. bush and a democratic strategist are here. they go to the history pook books and it turns out fdr was the only president re-elected when unemployment was over 8%, like it is now. do you think president obama can defy that? >> it will be very hard f. it wasn't for bad news, obama wouldn't make news on the economy. he started a convention with bad news. they passed the $16 trillion mark in deficit and ended on friday with a miserable jobs report. the american people know what they feel. and the two most important things they will ask themselves in the voting booth is, am i better off than four years ago? clearly that's no. then they are going to say, is the president to blame? is the country on the right track or the wrong track? sadly, a majority of americans believe that our country's headed down the wrong track. i believe in that case, they are going to give obama the boot. i think they are going to look for change. i think that romney offers the change they are seeking. ?ool what about t
, justice sotomayor and justice kagan and george w. bush's white house counsel, those three don't have any children. they have devoted themselves time to their careers. that's wonderful for those who want to do it. secretary chao doesn't have children. doctor jerry condoleezza rice doesn't have children. women who want to have a more sensible lifestyle choice, those who want to develop less time to their work and to their family, that is a goal, too. it should not be to make 100% of what men make. it should be to have a satisfying career. there is such a great variety of jobs available. flexible jobs, full-time jobs, they can work 60 or 80 hours a week and make an investment on wall street. women have all these choices. the ones who choose more sensible jobs with lower incomes should not be put down. they should not be made to feel as if they are making a valid choice. >> host: we are speaking with diana furchtgott-roth, author of "how obama's gender policies undermine america" and "women's figures: an illustrated guide to the economic progress of women in america." you have another book c
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